Woodroffe pupils enjoy trip to Carey Camp

YEAR 8 students from The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis enjoyed the annual trip to Carey Camp, despite the changeable weather.

The theme for the camp, set by teacher Mrs Vincent, was “resilience”, which tied in brilliantly with the year group’s focus of trying new things and facing challenges head on.

Students have stepped up to the mark magnificently, climbing the four-sided ‘tower of doom’ whilst mentally tackling riddles set by the climbing instructor (pictured); identifying and solving how to create the perfect bivvy for a night out in the woods (and in some cases, landscaped the front garden with seating logs and bag hooks); sharpening skills of whittling and bushcraft; and testing the grey matter with enhanced map reading both at navigation and orienteering.

Head of Year 8 Miss Webb said: “Never has 48 hours felt so full on, but also so incredibly rewarding. As head of year I could not be more proud of this year group as they overcame big challenges and small, be it sleeping in their own hand-built shelter or trying new food.

“It goes without saying that this trip would not be able to happen without the dedication of all the staff at Carey Outdoor Education Centre, and also the time and efforts of the Woodroffe staff who come along and facilitate this wonderful ride.

“I cant think of a better way to start Year 8, thank you to everyone involved.”

Woodmead Halls
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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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